Police officers on Tuesday (March 16) arrested Gordon Paines, 39-year-old Farmer of Georgetown, along with two (2) Grenadian nationals Michael Derrick, 25-year-old Fisherman and Rozand Blarda, 18. The men were jointly charged with the offence of Drug Trafficking.
According to police investigations, the accused men allegedly had in their possession “17,252 grams of cannabis” for the purpose of drug trafficking. The incident occurred on Union Island on Monday (March 15).
Paines, Derrick and Blarda appeared before the Serious Offences Court yesterday (March 17) and pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Paines was granted bail in the sum of EC$30,000 with one (1) surety and is to report to the Georgetown Police Station between 6am and 6pm every Monday and Friday. A stop notice was also issued for Paines at all ports and he is to surrender all travel documents.
Bail was denied to both Grenadian nationals and would be reviewed on March 19, 2021.